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Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston

  • Learn about the old-fashioned charm and history of Charleston from your guide
  • Cover 25–30 blocks of the city on a horse-drawn carriage to save time
  • Multiple tour times available to fit your busy schedule 
Carriage Tour of Historic Charleston
From US$26,00
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If you’re a big history buff or just want to make your way around Charleston’s historic district without walking miles on foot, then opt for this guided tour. Travel up to 30 blocks on a horse-drawn carriage as your guide tells you fun facts about the city’s past. Plus, multiple tour times and a short duration time make it easy to fit this tour into your busy schedule.
What to Expect
For this tour of Charleston, meet your guide at the big red barn at Palmetto Carriage Works on Guignard Street. Once you check in, hop aboard an old-fashioned, horse-drawn carriage (it’s covered overhead, so do keep in mind that the tour happens rain or shine).

Ride through Charleston’s historic area, learning about the history of some of its old mansions as you ride along. Your guide will point out other key places such as St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and the Charleston County Courthouse.

Hear fascinating stories about the city, including pirate raids, the American Civil War, plantations, and even the Revolutionary War.

After cruising about 30 blocks, your tour ends back at the departure point.
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Reviewed yesterday
Fantastic Tour

We were a party of 6 who took the historic tour. Our tour guide was fantastic, filling us in on all of the history of the places we saw. He has been a tour guide with Palmetto for 17 years and is well versed in...More

Thank Craig S
Reviewed yesterday
Great carriage ride with wonderful guide

Our family of 5 took an afternoon carriage tour of Charleston. Our guide Monica was excellent...very knowledgeable, with lots of great anecdotes. She also explained about the lengths they go to in creating a good working environment for the horses. I would highly recommend the...More

Thank cordis7
Reviewed yesterday
Wonderful Guide

We had a very nice time on our carriage tour. Our guide was engaging and was able to share personal stories that related to the areas we saw as he was a local. There is a lottery system in Charleston on where the carriage tours...More

Thank Troualy
Reviewed 2 days ago
Day trip to Charleston

Ourour took up through section of Charleston we had not seen. Dennis our guide was outstanding tying history into area we were touring. This a good tour as the area around is teaming with eateries for all tastes and budgets. We walked to Fleet landing...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Fabulous Tour

Ross was an amazing tour guide. He was personable, knowledgeable, and very entertaining. Learned so many wonderful tidbits about the history, architecture, and fun nuances about Charleston. We highly recommend Palmetto Carriage Rides. Ask for Ross...you won’t be disappointed!

Thank Emily B
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26 July 2018|
Response from Glen M | Reviewed this property |
We had no problem getting tickets that day at the office. There are a lot of tours leaving at regular intervals so finding a tour time should not be a problem.
21 June 2018|
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